#1
So i was considering getting the DiMarzio FRED and maybe the PAF Pro or PAF Joe or maybe even an evolution, when i realized that i havent so much as looked at any other brand of pickups... which are the good Seymour Duncan or other pups for a similar, vai and satriani-esque lead tone, with adequate power and responsiveness?
#2
In order from low to high output.

Pearly Gates, Screamin Demon, Custom 5.

But you could go Dimarzio you really want that kind of tone.
Ibanez -> Peavey -> Eardrums

Apparently I'm on some list of people to listen to..?
#3
DiMarzios would definitely be the better pickup for the Satriani-esque tone.
My gear:

MIJ Squier Stratocaster

Washburn WR150 Quilted Top

Oscar Schmidt Semi-hollow Delta King

Epiphone Hummingbird

Amps: Fender Eighty-Five